Publications: Ronney Abaza, MD, FACS

Dr. Abaza believes strongly that surgeons who are creating the future of robotic surgery can provide their patients of today the best possible operation. This is not only because Dr. Abaza can use his discoveries and advancements to benefit his patients before other surgeons have adopted these techniques, but also because a dedication to innovation reflects a passion for giving every patient, those of today and those of the future, the best possible care. Dr. Abaza has shared his discoveries and passion for robotic surgery in many different publications.

Scholarly Publications: Since 2008 Only

Dr. Abaza First Author or Senior/Last Author (papers written by Dr. Abaza or based on Dr. Abaza’s work).

  • Gupta, J., Abaza, R.: “Complications of Robotic Ureteral Reconstruction Surgery,” In Press, Book Chapter in Complications in Robotic Urologic Surgery, New York, NY: Springer
  • Gilbert, D.R., Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Evaluation of Absorbable Hemostatic Powder for Prevention of Lymphoceles Following Robotic Prostatectomy with Lymphadenectomy,” Accepted for publication, Urology
  • Abaza, R., Shabsigh, A., Castle, E., Allaf, M., Hu, J.C., Rogers, C., Menon, M., Aron, M., Sundaram, C.P., Eun, D.: “Multi-Institutional Experience with Robotic Nephrectomy with IVC Tumor Thrombectomy,” Journal of Urology, 195(4):865–871.
  • Abaza, R.: “Robotic Radical Nephrectomy & Nephrectomy with Caval Tumor Thrombus,” In Press, Book Chapter in Surgical Atlas of Robotic Urologic Surgery, Second Edition, New York, NY: Springer
  • Petros, F.G., Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Outcomes of Robotic Nephrectomy Including Highest-Complexity Cases: Largest Series to Date and Literature Review,” Urology, 85(6):1352-8.
  • Gilbert, D., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Excision of Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinomas with Laparoscopic Ultrasound Assistance,” Urology, 85(5):1206-10.
  • Abaza, R.: Invited Editorial Comment for “Robotic Transabdominal Control of the Suprahepatic, Infradiaphragmatic Vena Cava to Enable Level 3 Caval Tumor Thrombectomy: Pilot Study in a Perfused-Cadaver Model.” Journal of Endourology, 29(10):1182.
  • Abaza, R.: Invited Editorial Comment for “Robotic Level III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: The Initial Series,” Journal of Urology, 194(4):937.
  • Gordon, Z.N., Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Completely Intracorporeal Robotic Renal Autotransplantation,” Journal of Urology, 192(5):1516-22.
  • Petros, F.G., Gordon, Z.N., Abaza, R.: “Laparoscopic and Robotic Simple and Complex Nephrectomy for Malignant Indications,” EAU-International Consultation on Urological Diseases, Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology Consultation (e-book)
  • Abaza, R.: “Technical Considerations in Robotic Nephrectomy with Vena Caval Tumor Thrombectomy.” Invited manuscript, Symposium on robotic surgery, Indian Journal of Urology, 30(3):283-286.
  • Khemees, T., Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Clinical Pathway after Robotic Nephroureterectomy: Omission of Pelvic Drain with Next-Day Catheter Removal and Discharge,” Urology, 83(4):818-24.
  • Abaza, R., Ghani, K.R., Sood, A., Ahlawat, R., Kumar, R.K., Jeong, W., Bhandari, M., Kher, V., Menon, M.: “Robotic Kidney Transplantation with Intraoperative Regional Hypothermia.” BJU International, 113(4):679-81.
  • Abaza, R. (Editor), Robotic Renal Surgery: Benign and Cancer Surgery for the Kidneys and Ureters, New York, NY: Springer; ISBN 978-1-4614-6521-8.
  • Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Near-Infrared Fluorescence Tumor Localization During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy,” Invited manuscript, Accepted for publication, Czech Journal of Urology
  • Angell, J., Nickerson, E., Abaza, R.: “Completely Intracorporeal Robotic Renal Autotransplantation” (Video), Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology, 27(6), doi: 10.1089/vid.2013.0041
  • Angell, J., Nickerson, E., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy with Excision of Renal Vein Thrombus” (Video), Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology, 27(3), doi: 10.1089/vid.2013.0005.
  • Angell, J., Khemees, T.A., Abaza, R.: “Optimization of Near-Infrared Fluorescence Tumor Localization during Robotic Partial Nephrectomy,” Journal of Urology, 190(5):1668-73.
  • Angel, J., Baig, M., Gomez, M., Abaza, R.: “Contribution of Laparoscopic Training to Robotic Proficiency,” Journal of Endourology, 27(8):1027-31.
  • Abaza, R., Angell, J.: “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinomas with Venous Tumor Thrombus,” Urology, 81(6):1362-8.
  • Khemees, T., Novak, R., Abaza, R.: “Risk and Prevention of Acute Urinary Retention after Robotic Prostatectomy,” Journal of Urology, 189(4):1432-6.
  • Abaza, R., Prall, D.: “Drain Placement Can Be Safely Omitted After the Majority of Robotic Partial Nephrectomies,” Journal of Urology, 189(3):823-7.
  • Abaza, R., Shah K.: “A Single Overnight Stay is Possible for the Majority of Patients Undergoing Robotic Partial Nephrectomy,” Urology, 81(2):301-7.
  • Abaza, R.: “No Ischemia Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Why and Why Not?” Urologic Oncology, 31(1): 5-8.
  • Abaza, R.: Invited Editorial Comment for “Robotic Real-Time Near-Infrared Targeted Fluorescence Imaging in a Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer,” Urology, 81(2):456.
  • Angell J., Abaza R.: “Post-Robotic Prostatectomy Penile Rehabilitation: Is It Fair?” Androlog,y 1:e109.
  • Abaza, R., Gong, M., Bahnson, R., Pohar, K.: “Quality of Lymphadenectomy is Equivalent in Robotic and Open Cystectomy Using an Extended Template,” Journal of Urology, 187(4):1200-4.
  • Novak, R.N., Mulligan, D.D., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy without Renal Ischemia,” Urology, 79(6):1296-1302.
  • Dangle, P., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Repair of Ureteroileal Anastomosis Strictures: Initial Cases and Literature Review,” Journal of Endourology, 26(4):372-6.
  • Vemulapalli, P., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Radical Nephrectomy & Robotic Nephrectomy with Caval Thrombectomy,” book chapter in Comprehensive Atlas of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Oncologic Surgery
  • Abaza, R.: “Initial Series of Robotic Radical Nephrectomy with Vena Caval Tumor Thrombectomy,” European Urology, 59(4):652-6.
  • Abaza, R.: “Robotic Surgery and Minimally-Invasive Management of Renal Tumors with Vena Caval Extension,” Current Opinion in Urology, 21(2):104-9.
  • Abaza, R., Lowe, G.: “Feasibility and Adequacy of Robotic Lymphadenectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma,” Journal of Endourology, 25(7):1155-59.
  • Lavery, H.J., Prall, D., Abaza, R.: “Active Patient Decision-Making Regarding Nerve-Sparing During Radical Prostatectomy: A Novel Approach,” Journal of Urology, 186(2):487-93.
  • Abaza, R.: “Techniques for Robotic Nephrectomy with Vena Caval Tumor Thrombectomy,” (Video), doi: 10.1089/vid.2011.0019, Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology
  • Lavery, H., Martinez-Suarez, H., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Extended Pelvic Lymphadenectomy for Bladder Cancer with Increased Nodal Yield,” BJU International, 107(11):1802-5.
  • Gibson, B., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Repair of Access-Related Aortic Injuries: Unexpected Complication of Robotic Prostatectomy,” Journal of Endourology, 25(2):235-8.
  • Mues, A., Box, G.N., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Instrument Insulation Failure: Initial Report of a Potential Source of Patient Injury,” Urology, 77(1):104-7.
  • Shah, K., Abaza, R.: “Comparison of Intraoperative Outcomes with New and Old Generation da Vinci Robot for Robotic Prostatectomy,” BJU International, 108(10):1642-5.
  • Shah, A., Abaza, R.: “Clinical Pathway for Three-Day Stay after Robotic Cystectomy,” Journal of Endourology, 25(8):1253-1258.
  • Dangle, P., Abaza, R.: “Contemporary Referral Pattern for Robotic Prostatectomy: Evidence of Growing Acceptance in the Urologic Community,” Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 14(4):516-19.
  • Dangle, P., Moore S., Abaza, R.: “Robotic Nephroureterectomy with Partial Duodenectomy for Invasive Ureteral Tumor,” Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons,14(3):442-446.
  • Abaza, R.: “The Robotic Surgery Era and the Role of Laparoscopy Training,” Therapeutic Advances in Urology, 1(3):161-5.
  • Abaza, R.: “Current Status of Robotic and Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery in the United States,” Invited manuscript, Czech Journal of Urology, 7(4):36-38.
  • Abaza, R., Miocinovic, R., Keck, R., Selman, S.H: “Prevention and Treatment of Transitional Cell Carcinomatosis with Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in a Rat Model,” Journal of Urology, 181(4):1901-6.
  • Abaza, R., Zafar, S.: “Techniques for Laparoscopic & Robotic Localization of Intraluminal Ureteral Pathology,” Urology, 73(3):582-5.
  • Picard, J., Abaza, R.: “Role of Stent Placement in Laparoscopic Ureteroureterostomy,” Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 13(3):411.
  • Miocinovic, R., Abaza, R.: “Testicular Seminoma Presenting with Duodenal Perforation,” J Med Case Rep, 2:294.
  • Abaza, R., Picard, J.: “Novel Technique for Laparoscopic or Robotic Partial Nephrectomy—Feasibility Study,” Journal of Endourology, 22(8):1715-19.
  • Zafar, S., Abaza, R.: “Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Adrenocortical Carcinoma: Initial Report and Review of the Literature,” Journal of Endourology, 22(5):985-90.

Dr. Abaza Collaborations with other Investigators or Invited Publications

  • Moskowitz, E.J., Paulucci, D.J., Balaji, B.A., Reddy, N., Blum, K.A., Rosen, D.C., Abaza, R., Eun, D.D., Hemal, A.K., Krane, L.S., Badani, K.K.: “Predictors of Medical and Surgical Complications After Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: An Analysis of 1,139 Patients in a Multi-Institutional Kidney Cancer Database.” Accepted for publication, Journal of Endourology.
  • Husain, F.Z., Rosen, D.C., Paulucci, D.J., Sfakianos, J., Abaza, R., Badani, K.K.: “R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score Predicts Non-Neoplastic Parenchymal Volume Removed During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy.” Accepted for publication, Journal of Endourology.
  • Blum, K.A., Paulucci, D.J., Abaza, R., Eun, D.D., Bhandari, A., Kranee, L.S., Hemal, A.K., Badani, K.K.: “Main Renal Artery Clamping with or without Renal Vein Clamping During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Clinical T1 Renal Masses: Peri-operative and Long Term Functional Outcomes.” Accepted for publication, Urology.
  • Menon, M., Sood, A., Abaza, R., Bhandari, M., Jeong, W., Kher, V., Ghosh, Ghani, K., Kumar, R., Modi, Ahlawat, R.: “Robotic-Assisted Kidney Transplantation with Regional Hypothermia,” In press, video in chapter Minimally Invasive Renal Recipient Surgery, Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, New York, NY: Elsevier
  • Paulucci, D.J., Rosen, D.C., Sfakianos, J.P, Whalen, M.J., Abaza, R., Eun, D.D., Hemal, A.K., Badani, K.K: “Selective Arterial Clamping Does Not Improve Outcomes in Robotic Partial Nephrectomy; A Propensity Score Analysis of Patients without Impaired Renal Function” Accepted for publication, BJU International.
  • Sotelo R.J., Haese A., Machuca V., Medina L., Nuñez L., Santinelli F., Hernandez A., Riza A., Mottrie A., Giedelman C., Mirandolino M., Palmer K., Abaza R., Ghavamian R., Shalhav A., Moinzadeh A., Patel V., Stifelman M., Tuerk I., Canes D.: “Safer Surgery by Learning from Complications: A Focus on Robotic Prostate Surgery.” European Urology, 69(2):334-44.
  • Novara G., La Falce S., Abaza R., Adshead J., Ahlawat R., Buffi N.M., Challacombe B., Dasgupta P., Moon D.A., Parekh D., Porpiglia F., Rawal S., Rogers C., Volpe A., Bhandari M., Mottrie A.: “Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in cystic tumors: analysis of the Vattikuti Global Quality Initiative in Robotic Urologic Surgery (GQI-RUS) database.” Accepted for publication, BJU International, 117(4):642-7.
  • Ahmed K., Khan R., Mottrie A., Lovegrove C., Abaza R., et al.: “Development of a standardised training curriculum for robotic surgery: a consensus statement from an international multidisciplinary group of experts.” BJU International, 116(1):93-101.
  • Spees K.C., Kelleher K.J., Abaza R., Clinton S.K.: “Prostate Cancer and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome: Implications for Screening and Therapy.” Urology Case Reports, 3(2):21-23.
  • Shah Z.K., Elias S.N., Abaza R., Zynger D.L., DeRenne L.A., Knopp M.V., Beibei G., Schurr R., Heymsfield S.B., Jia G.: “Performance Comparison of 1.5 T Endorectal Coil MRI with Non-Endorectal Coil 3.0 T MRI in Patients with Prostate Cancer” Academic Pathology, 22(4):467-74.
  • Sood A., Ghani K.R., Ahlawat R., Modi P., Abaza R., Jeong W., Sammon J.D., Diaz M., Kher V., Menon M., Bhandari M.: “Application of Statistical Process Control Method 1 for Prospective Patient Safety Monitoring during the Learning Phase: Robotic Kidney Transplantation with Regional Hypothermia (IDEAL Phase 2a-b).” European Urology, 66(1):371-378.
  • Menon M., Abaza R., Sood A., Ahlawat R., Ghani K.R., Jeong W., Kher V., Kumar R.K., Bhandari M.: “Robotic Kidney Transplantation with Regional Hypothermia: Evolution of a Novel Procedure Utilizing the IDEAL Guidelines (IDEAL Phase 0 and 1).” European Urology, 65(5):1001-9.
  • Menon M., Sood A., Bhandari M., Kher V., Ghosh P., Abaza R., Jeong W., Ghani K.R., Kumar R.K., Modi P., Ahlawat R.: “Robotic Kidney Transplantation with Regional Hypothermia: A Step-by-step Description of the Vattikuti Urology Institute–Medanta Technique (IDEAL Phase 2a).” European Urology, 65(5):991-1000.
  • Johnson, M.T., Ramsey, M.L., Ebel, J.J., Abaza, R., Zynger, D.L.: “Do Robotic Prostatectomy Positive Surgical Margins Occur in the Same Location as Extraprostatic Extension?,” World Journal of Urology, 32(3):761-7.
  • Gonsenhauser I., Abaza R., Mekhjian H., Moffat-Bruce, S.: “Developing a Multidisciplinary Robotic Surgery Quality Assessment Program,” Journal for Healthcare Quality ,34(3):43-53.
  • Abaza, R.: Invited Editorial Comment for “Robotic Real-Time Near-Infrared Targeted Fluorescence Imaging in a Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer,” Urology, 81(2): 456.
  • Awad H., Walker C.M., Shaikh M., Dimitrova G.T., Abaza R., O'Hara J.: “Anesthetic Considerations for Robotic Prostatectomy: A Review of the Literature,”Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 24(6):494-504.
  • Abaza, R.: Invited Editorial Comment for “Positive Surgical Margins and their Locations following Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study,” Journal of Urology, 186(2):516-7.
  • Abaza, R.: Invited Editorial Comment for “Iatrogenic Vascular Lesions Following Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-Institutional Study of Clinical and Renal Functional Outcomes,” Urology, 78(4):826.
  • Jia, G., Abaza, R., Williams, J.D., Zynger, D.L., Zhou, J., Shah, Z.K., Patel, M., Sammet, S., Wei, L., Bahnson, R.R., Knopp, M.V.: “Amide Proton Transfer MR Imaging of Prostate Cancer—A Preliminary Study,” J Magn Reson Imaging, 33(3):647-654.
  • Bargnesi, D., Abaza, R., Selman, S.H.: “Laparoscopic management of extensive ureteral polyposis,” Canadian Journal of Urology, 16(6):4936-8. 

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